Vote for On Beauty at the BMA

November 19, 2015

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Voting is underway for this year’s Best of the Midwest Awards. Joanna Rudnick’s newest documentary is in contention for for best short film and editor Liz Kaar got a nomination best editing. Audience members can cast their votes through Nov. 23, 2015 and the winners will be announced on Dec. 1.

This comes after the film screened at the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s opening night on June 2 along with other short films by other local female filmmakers. In a review of the event on RogerEbert.com, Matt Fagerholm called the film “a masterful example of how cinema can serve as a humanizing force in the world.”

The nominees also include fellow Kartemquin Film production “Almost There,” which is nominated for best editing, artistic specialization, best director and best feature.

Since it’s world premiere in October 2014, “On Beauty” has won a variety of awards including the Best of Show K-12 at the National Media Market, jury prize for best documentary short at the Cleveland International Film Festival and audience awards at the Chicago International and Sebastapol Documentary film festivals.


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